Tag: sram

For the past year or so, I’ve been saving my nickels, quarters, and the occasional folding currency for a new mountain bike – specifically, a geared 29er hardtail. After a lot of waffling and agonizing, I ended up ordering a custom Niner EMD9 build through Speedgoat Cycles. I initially wanted just a couple modifications off…

The big boys are making their pitch: 3×9 is dead. It’s all about the 2×10. But are you buying it? Switching over from 3×9 to 2×10 can be an expensive proposition. You are basically at the point of having to change out your whole drivetrain: – Derailleurs – Shifters – Crank – Cassette – Chain…

The Sette Ace was sent to us by the kind folks of Sette USA as a demo bike. Here’s a bit of info before we start with the review. Price: $999 from Pricepoint.com Specs: Frame Aluminum 7005 Size(s) Small (16.5″/42cm)/Medium (18.5″/47cm)/Large (20.5″/52cm) Fork Rock Shox Tora 302 Air (4.72″/120mm) w/PopLoc Rear Shock Rock Shox Monarch…

This past weekend, my friend Full Squish Randall & I went out and rode some bikes at the Trek Demo in Fullerton. First off, I got to give props to Matt Gfell of Jax Fullerton. Matt got us started on a couple of matching Gary Fisher Superflys. Full Squish Randall & I were like twin…

Greg “H-Ball? Herbold of SRAM took a few minutes of his precious time to share with us how Avid’s new brake, the Elixir, works. Moe videoing Elixir Elixir is sleeker than the Juicys A cutout of the Elixir to demonstrate the action inside the reservoir

So tell me, how do you pronounce…”SRAM?” Do you say it as “SCHRAM” or “SsssRRRAAMMM (SRAM)? Personally I say “Slice of Heaven!” Don’t get me wrong, I like Shimano stuff too, but SRAM has grown on me!

On my SRAM X7 rear derailleur, I noticed that I had misplaced the nut that holds down the cable. After searching for over half an hour for the nut in my garage floor, I decided to McGyver it. First thing you do is get an old reflector mount. This has a set of screws and…